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Hilliard: Westerville man arrested in Hilliard for child pornography

Hilliard police arrested a 31-year-old man for possession of child pornography June 18.

In cooperation with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, both agencies executed a search warrant at a home on Wyandot Place in Hilliard, where a computer containing child pornography was seized, police said.

Police arrested David A. Loomis, 31. He is charged with pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, a second-degree felony, police said.

Loomis admitted to downloading the material at the residence, Hilliard police said.

According to Franklin County Municipal Court records, Loomis lives in Westerville.

Loomis was arraigned June 19 in Municipal Court. Judge Ted Barrows released Loomis on a recognizance bond.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 9:30 a.m. today, July 3, in Municipal Court.

In other recent incident reports involving local police agencies:

* The Norwich Township Division of Fire reported an empty utility trailer was stolen during a 36-hour period June 26 and 27 from Station 82 on Walker Road in Brown Township.

Warren said the empty trailer was worth about $1,000 and he reported the theft to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Township personnel discovered the theft upon returning a lawn mower for placement in the trailer, Warren said.

* Columbus police reported a man attempted to grab a girl and force her into a vehicle June 17 in the parking lot of a grocery store at Hilliard-Rome and Roberts roads.

The vehicle was marked with "Security" on its doors, but the signs could be removable, police said.

The vehicle is believed to be a four-door Ford Explorer.

The suspect was described as a white man with brown hair, 25 to 30 years old, about 6 feet tall and weighing 250 to 300 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Columbus Division of Police at 614-645-2467.

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